Ben & Jerry’s Hosts Social Entrepreneurship Summit with Ashoka and VBSR

  Ben & Jerry’s Hosts Social Entrepreneurship Summit with Ashoka and VBSR

Business Wire

-- September 26, 2013

Ben & Jerry’s:

                  On Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m., six national
                  thought-leaders will be taking part in “Making Dough &
                  Making Change: A Social Entrepreneurship Summit.” These
                  innovators will be leading discussions on socially
                  responsible businesses, where a new breed of ‘social
WHAT:          entrepreneurs’ are using start-up companies as vehicles to
                  solve social and environmental challenges. The speakers will
                  share their big ideas and how those exciting ventures are
                  making a difference. Following a round-table discussion,
                  there will be an audience Q&A. The event is free and open to
                  the public.
                  
                  “Making Dough & Making Change” is the culmination of a
                  week-long celebration of the winners of the 2013 Join Our
                  Core Competition (www.joinourcore.com) where, in June, Ben &
                  Jerry’s and Ashoka selected nine young social entrepreneurs
                  from across Europe to win $10,000 Euros (about $13,000
                  cash), business mentoring, and a trip to Vermont to help
                  them in their quest to change the world through business.
                  Learn more at www.benjerry.com/summit.
                  
WHO:              Jostein Solheim, CEO, Ben & Jerry’s
                  Henry De Sio, Executive Team, Ashoka
                  Andrea Cohen, Executive Director, Vermont Businesses for
                  Social Responsibility
                  Cheryl Dorsey, President, Echoing Green
                  Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-founder, B Lab
                  Daryn Dodson, Consultant to Board of Directors, Calvert
                  Funds; Board Director, Ben & Jerry’s
                  Moderated by Jo Confino, Executive Editor of the Guardian;
                  Chairman and Editorial Director of Guardian Sustainable
                  Business
                  All speaker bios are available online at
                  www.benjerry.com/summit
                  
                  The summit is a joint presentation by Ben & Jerry’s, Ashoka,
                  and Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility.
                  
WHEN:             Thursday, September 26, 7:00 p.m.
                  
WHERE:            University of Vermont’s Davis Center, Grand Ballroom
                  576 Main St., Burlington, VT 05405
                  
PHOTO/            – speak with leading social entrepreneurs and business
                  executives
VIDEO OPPS:       – individual interviews will be available upon request
                  – group photo opportunity

Contact:

Ben & Jerry’s
Kelly Mohr, 802-923-2673
Asst. Manager of PR Shenanigans
kelly.mohr@benjerry.com
 
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